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     Tommy Gantt
    Tommy  Gantt

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cahokia, Ill.

    High School:
    Cahokia HS

    Weight:
    157


    NCAA Qualifier (157 pounds): 2014

    2014-15:
    Redshirted the season ... Competed in five open tournaments at 157 and 165 pounds ... Won four of the five, and placed third in the others ... Went a combined 23-1, 10-1 at 157 pounds and 13-0 at 165 ... Placed third at the Southern Scuffle at 157 pounds, gaining three wins over ranked foes - #7, #10 and #17 ... Brought home first place honors in The Citadel Open (165), Hokie Open (157), Wolfpack Open (165), and Appalachian State Open (165).

    2013-14
    : Pack's starter at 157 pounds ... 2014 NCAA automatic qualifier ... Posted a 35-10 record, including 16-2 in duals and 5-1 in ACC action ... His 35 wins rank as the eighth-most in a season at NC State ... Perfect 6-0 in tech falls ... One spot shy of All-American status, placing ninth at NCAA Championships ... Lost his first bout at NCAAs, then won three straight including a 3-2 upset of 10th-seed Blaise Butler of Virginia ... Finished second at the ACC Championship, defeating No. 24 Immanuel Kerr-Brown of Duke 7-3 in the semifinals to clinch his NCAA berth ... Also finished third in the Wolfpack Open (4-1) and fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite (6-2) ... Placed sixth at the U.S. Open (freestyle) at 74 KG.

    2012-13: Pack's starter at 149 pounds ... Finished with a 16-9 record, including 6-5 in dual matches and was 4-5 against ACC foes ... Recorded a pair of falls and four major decision wins ... Tied as the Pack's highest finisher at the ACC Championships, claiming third place with a 3-1 record ... Defeated #31 Christian Barber of UNC by major decision to start, 8-0 ... In the wrestlebacks, scored a fall and a major decision to win both matches and place third ... Brought home a third place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions, going 5-1 ...Won his first three matches, including a 4-0 win over #19 Justin Gonzalez of Northern Colorado ... Then fell to #3 Jason Chamberlain of Boise State, before winning a pair of matches in the wrestlebacks ... Also went 2-2 at the Southern Scuffle ... Claimed a second place finish and All-America honors at 70 KG at the 2013 ASICS Junior Nationals ... Advanced to the U.S. World Team Trials ... Wrestled in the junior division at 74 KG ... Started his day with a 9-2 technical fall win over Micah Barnes, but fell to Alex Dieringer, who finished third at the 2013 NCAA Championships, in the next round ... Was then pinned by Brandon Kingsley, a university national finalist, in the wrestle backs to conclude his day.

    2011-12: Finished the season with 15 victories ... Pinned Shakiel Imhoff of Limestone at the Pembroke Classic ... Defeated Kevin Timothy of George Mason by fall at the Wolfpack Duals.

    Prep: Class 2A state runner-up at 135 pounds as a senior in 2011, finishing the season with a 37-2 record...Finished third in the state as a junior in 2010...Had a three-year career record of 121-20...Competed in the 2011 East-West All-Star meet.

    Year Season Dual ACC Ranked Falls TF MAJ
    2012 15-15 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-1 0-0 1-3
    2013 16-9 6-5 1-4 2-5 2-0 0-0 4-2
    2014 35-10 16-2 5-1 4-8 0-0 6-0 6-3
    Totals 66-34 24-10 6-6 6-13 4-1 6-0 11-8

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